September 19, 2017
This campus crime alert update was emailed to students, faculty and staff on Sept. 19 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:
Tonight, the Winston-Salem Police Department has taken into custody a man who was sought after he fled Wake Forest University police officers on campus and wrecked his car at the intersection of Polo Road and Reynolda Road. After the wreck, the man ran away to his nearby residence, west of the intersection. Winston-Salem Police Department officers arrested him at his residence.
The University Police Department has charged the man with felonious assault with a deadly weapon. According to University Police, the man attempted to strike University Police officers with his car. Other charges may be filed later.
The incident began late this afternoon when University Police Department officers engaged the man outside Z. Smith Reynolds Library. The man got away from the officers and fled in his car.
Wake Forest Communications and External Relations